Sheet Music, 1834-1899


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MUM00682, 0053


Cover: photo of Mr. J. Flatow and Miss K. Dunn dressed in blackface [Miss K. Dunn appears to be a male]; Musical Supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser. June 5, 1898; Publisher: F. A. Mills (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format


Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
Have you seen Miss Hannah Brown, She's the warmest Gal in town, The hottest dressed wench that you ever seen, With her diamonds dazzlig bright, That glack Gal does look right, She's warmer than the Gal called Dora Dean She is black but she is fair, She has Madigasca hair, She makes the darkies talk when she goes out, When she struts by at night, You would think that she was white, When she goes by you'll hear the darkies shout,
Honey you sure look right, Black Gal you're out of sight, You're the neatest litle Gal that we have seen around my baby, honey you do look warm, You have some hot clothes on, Honey you're the warmest Gal in town. town.
Second verse
She's give the Gals the blues, She has diamond in her shoes, Her dresses are all trimed with Klodyke gold, That black Gal is dead in line, And she drinks the best of wine. And takes a milk bath every day I'm told, She has caught the darky japs, She plays races and shoots craps, And any debt she owes she's bound to pay, She's a dead swell baby, She's a high born lady, On the corners you'll hear the coons all say,

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Honey You're the Warmest Gal In Town / music by Irving Jones; words by Irving Jones



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